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Texas is without a doubt an attractive destination for those looking to relocate down south. Over the years, we at Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. have helped many families move to the Lone Star State. Whether you’re planning on moving from Toronto to Texas or anywhere else in Canada, our professional, cost-effective, and reliable movers can help you have a stress-free transition. Before you saddle up and move to Texas, here are nine important things to consider. 

1. A Lower Cost of Living

Generally speaking, your money takes you further in Texas than it does in Canada. For example, renting a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto can cost about $500USD more than a similar apartment in Dallas. Basic grocery items like bread, milk, and eggs are also 10-20 percent pricier in Canada compared to Texas. Gas and utility bills are usually lower in Texas too. Those in search of larger homes may find that Texas provides more spacious options at better values.

2. Texas Culture

Canada is celebrated for its diverse art and music, embracing cultures from all over the world. As the second largest state in the United States, Texas’ culture draws from different sources. You of course have Southern traditions, but you also have a rich history of Mexican influence. Everywhere in Texas has a unique flavour; Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio each have their own charm. It’s something to keep in mind. When it comes to religion, more than 75 percent of Texans identify as Christian.

3. For the Love of the Great Outdoors & Sports

If you’re okay with warm weather, Texas has a lot to offer for those who love the outdoors. With its diverse landscapes, including mountains, forests, and deserts, along with more than 80 state parks, there’s plenty to explore. If you’re a sports fan, you’re in luck. There’s no shortage of professional sports teams in Texas; between the Dallas Cowboys, Stars and Mavericks, the Houston Rockets and Texans, the San Antonio Spurs, the iconic Longhorns and more, you’ll always have someone to root for. You’ll also find plenty of golf, horseback riding, and rodeo events.

4. Job Prospects

Texas has almost twice as many people as Ontario, which means it has a strong job market. Although it’s well-known for oil and gas jobs, there are also many job opportunities available in healthcare services, technology, defence, and aerospace for those with the right skills.

5. Education

In 2023, it was ranked as one of the least-educated states in the US. But this ranking can be misleading, and it doesn’t mean the education offered is of low quality. In fact, Texas is ranked 17th for education quality. The discrepancy exists because fewer people choose to pursue higher education, given the demand for blue collar workers.

6. Politics

When it comes to politics, Texas leans conservative, with the Republican party holding majorities in the State House, Senate, and Supreme Court. Canada, by contrast, tends to have a more liberal stance. That said, the emphasis on personal freedom that permeates nearly all aspects of life in Texas can be refreshing.

7. Healthcare

If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you get access to universal healthcare in Canada. If you’re thinking of moving to Texas, where the cost of living might be lower, remember you’ll need to buy private medical insurance and have a plan for any medical expenses you might have to pay yourself. It’s a good idea to research and compare insurance companies to figure out what they offer and if it fits your family’s needs.

8. Climate Differences

If you’re eager to leave behind the harsh winter cold, make sure you’re prepared for a hot and humid summer. If you struggle with the heat in Canada, it’s a good idea to visit Texas during its hottest months (June, July, and August) to see if you can adjust. Once you’re in Texas, investing in a reliable air conditioning system, wearing light clothing, and using sunscreen are essential. And remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water!  

9. Budgeting a Move to Texas

Here is a quick breakdown of how much a move to Texas from Ontario typically costs:

  • $2500 to $5000 for a small move
  • $6000- $10,000 for a medium, size move
  • $11,000- $20,000 for a large move

To get the best possible value, work with trusted international movers that can help streamline your moving process.

Orbit Moving – Your Texas Moving Company

At Orbit Moving, we’ve been helping customers move across the globe for years, earning our reputation as a trustworthy and reliable moving company. Many of our customers are so satisfied with our services that they’ve chosen us more than once. As one of the best international movers in Canada, our outstanding customer service sets us apart from the rest.

Our representatives are ready to address every question you have about moving from Canada to Texas, no matter how minor, and our moving team always arrives on time, fully equipped to complete the job right on their first attempt. Take advantage of our expert moving services from Canada to US today!

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